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WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY

It’s raining , for the first time since decamping to my new temporary lockdown hide , wildlife Wednesday will have to be renamed Wet Wednesday. Still the show must go on , and I’m not exactly overloaded with other options anyway. Another slight issue is having to open a patio door in rain so I have had to improvise a temporary waterproof shield. Used bubble wrap and masking tape seems to have fixed the problem and hopefully negate the wrath of the wife ( did I mention my hides very nice pristine cream carpets )

So who’s in the garden today. All the usual suspects, wood pigeons, collared doves, house sparrows , starlings , magpie , blackbird and one half a sleep hog in the entrance of the Hibernation Arms a grumpy looking Bud the hedgehog. Sandra the squirrel made a quick inspection of the nut buffet before she was scared off by noice from my neighbour.

Shot of the day , juvenile starling drinking in the mirror pond
Juvenile starling
Juvenile starling

THE HIDE

The Hide 18th January 2022 Again , it’s another day at the meadow hide and today it’s cold , darn cold and damp with patchy fog.  The thermometer says it’s -2c and I wouldn’t disagree. As one of my friends says “ you must be madder than a box of frogs “ to sit out in […]

BLACKCAP

Meet the Model – Brian the Blackcap The blackcap , Sylvia atricapilla is a grey warbler with a distinctive black cap. It is a member of the Sylviidae family of birds . Only the males  have black caps (as the name suggests), while the female’s cap is chestnut brown. Juvenile males also have a brown cap. […]

SONG THRUSH

Meet the Model – Thomas the Song Thrush The Song Thrush , Turdus philomelos once known as the throstles  is a medium sized member of the thrush family. It is  smaller than Blackbird, slightly larger than a Redwing and about 15% smaller than a Mistle Thrush.  Song Thrushes usually have warm-brown upperparts, although some individuals show colder tones […]

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